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Our condolences go out to the family and friends of former Devil Jimmy Hayes:
The NHL family mourns the passing of Jimmy Hayes, who appeared in over 300 games with the Blackhawks, Panthers, Devils and his hometown Bruins. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. pic.twitter.com/j48KHqcNgP— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) August 23, 2021
We are thinking of the Hayes family and friends during this difficult time.— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) August 23, 2021
His infectious personality and easygoing nature were contagious to all who spent time with him. He had a tremendous ability to make everyone feel welcome.
You will be missed, Jimmy. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Et8uZpMdVl
Devils GM Tom Fitzgerald on his cousin, the late Jimmy Hayes: pic.twitter.com/BgVdDGes5P— Matt Porter (@mattyports) August 24, 2021
In The Athletic’s deep-dive look at the Devils, we come to the goaltenders. Will Mackenzie Blackwood bounce back? How will Jonathan Bernier work in a tandem? [The Athletic ($)]
ICYMI: Individual tickets are on sale now.
Entry policies for the Canadian teams:
The Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks will require their fans to prove full vaccine (or negative test in Leafs case) for entry to games.— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) August 24, 2021
The Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers continue to discuss the option.
After winning the Stanley Cup, the Lightning’s Ryan McDonagh and Pat Maroon decided to surprise a random family with a visit. For the family whose home they showed up to, it was a special moment they’ll probably never forget. Really cool story here: [The Athletic ($)]
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